Do you know the exact location of your locomotives? You can with MyNRail – any time from anywhere! If your locomotives are equipped with our smart data box Paula, you can see much more than just the location of your assets. Check whether the ignition is switched on or the engine is running, and how long the locomotive has been driving or standing still.
In the future, details about engine running hours, hours of operation, and the operating range of the locomotive no longer need to be collected manually. Visual data analysis tools, such as tracking and heat maps, are just a few clicks away.
The wide-ranging database of specifications provides you with all the relevant information, construction blueprints and circuit diagrams, fast and digital.
Our smart data box Paula allows you to experience the railway industry in completely new ways. Until now, telematics products have been unnecessarily elaborate and expensive, and integrated into the on-board system. Products of this kind usually have to be approved by the supervising authorities. However, Paula is simply hooked up to the on-board electrical system via plug and play, making it easy, quick and safe to install. The data transmitted by Paula can be accessed at any time on “MyNRail”. This makes it a reliable, pragmatic and clear analysis and controlling tool that can enhance your company's performance.
Paula – The Smart Data Box
When it came to designing Paula, we also went down a new path. Our aim was to create a technical unit that was both appealing and rigid enough to withstand locomotive operations. The installation process should be easy and quick for any locomotive technician. For the design, we commissioned WeserVerbund GmbH, which is backed by the well-known yacht designer judel/vrolijk & co and Greenboats, who have been introducing sustainability to boat building and have been awarded several prizes for eco-friendliness.
- Impact and shock detection alarm
- Protection code IP67
- Fire retardant material (based on DIN EN 45545-2)
- Temperature sensor for outside temperature
- Withstands temperatures from -25 to +55˚C
- LED indicators for system status
We use the mobile network to transfer our data. The information is transferred to a land-based server via a VPN tunnel. When choosing the mobile network, stable connectivity is our primary focus.
Paula draws the power she needs from the on-board electricity of the locomotive, without interfering with the engine control technology. This ensures that time-consuming approval procedures by local authorities are not necessary.
Installing Paula is extremely user-friendly because the process is designed to use an intuitive plug ‘n‘ play method. All further type-specific installation requirements are detailed in the enclosed installation manual.
Paula – Also For You Locomotives
The main goal of the company NRail GmbH is to advance digitalisation and technology in the railway industry. The company is an intra-corporate start-up within the Hamburg-based Paribus Group. The Paribus Group manages approximately three billion euros worth of rail and real estate assets. With 125 locomotives, 93 railway cars and over 90 employees, the company is one of the leaders within the German railway industry. Through NRail, Paribus is channelling its experience, excellent standing in the industry, and its interdisciplinary know-how to promote the digitalisation of the railway industry.